Riserva Naturale Orientata Bosco di Favara e Bosco Granza


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  • Land Surface Area: 2'977.50 ha
  • Regions: Sicilia
  • Provinces: Palermo
  • Municipalities: Aliminusa, Cerda, Montemaggiore Belsito, Sclafani Bagni
  • Establishment Measures: D.A. 478/44 25/07/1997
  • PA Official List: EUAP1121



Riserva Naturale Orientata Bosco di Favara e Bosco Granza

The shrubby vegetation of the undergrowth is very rich and is characterized by the typical species of the Sicilian wood, like the Blackthorn, the Hawthorn, the Crab Apple, the Wild Asparagus, the Butcher's Broom, the Almond-shaped Pear, or bushes with the very rich flowers of the Hairybroom, a plant similar to the Broom.

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The open areas adjacent to the wood, subject to fires, are populated by Ampelodesma, Giant Fennel, and Summer Asphodel. Where the wood ends, at the edge of the cork oak woods, a secondary maquis with typically Mediterranean colors develops, with brooms, the white and purple colors of the big rock rose flowers, and the delicate flowers of Blackthorns and Hawthorns.

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Photo by Flora


In the reserve there are many bird species, like the Sicily Long-tailed Tit, an insectivorous bird with a long tail, nesting on the highest trees, as well as many different species of tits. Blackbirds and nightingales fill the wood with their melodious songs, and in summer it is easy to see small groups of wonderful hoopoes.

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